John Marin

A work made of platinum print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of platinum print.

Date:

1910

Artist:

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946) and Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973)
printed by Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)

About this artwork

Along with fellow Photo-Secessionists and avant-garde European artists, Stieglitz also began to promote the work of a new generation of American painters at his gallery. He made portraits of many of them as well, as seen here in the images of John Marin, Arthur Dove, and Marsden Hartley. While utterly modern in approach, these photographs hearken back to the work of both David Octavius Hill and Julia Margaret Cameron—whom Stieglitz had discovered only a few years earlier—with figures emerging from massed, shadowy backgrounds.

For more on the Alfred Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, along with in-depth object information, please visit the website: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.

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Photography

Artist

Alfred Stieglitz

Title

John Marin

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Platinum print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on second mount, lower left, in graphite: "34B"

Dimensions

23.7 x 18.3 cm (image/paper); 24.6 x 19.1 cm (first mount); 50.5 x 37.8 cm (second mount)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.712

Extended information about this artwork

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